Experts Award Picks
|Offensive Player of Year||Defensive Player of Year||Offensive Rookie of Year||Defensive Rookie of Year||Coach of the Year|
|Tom Brady |
Now 30, and a new father to boot, the best player to never win MVP finally takes a back seat to no one.
The Cowboys' LB is ready to blow up in the 3-4 Wade Phillips-coached defense that will feature him.
Vikings running back narrowly edges out Packers receiver James Jones and Browns quarterback Brady Quinn.
Buffalo MLB anchors young Bills defense and starts making an impact from opening day on.
|Sean Payton |
The league's best young head coach takes the Saints to the Super Bowl just two years after the franchise appeared headed for disarray.
|Tom Brady |
Look for Brady to pass for 4,305 yards with 32 TDs and only 10 INTs while leading the Patriots to a league-best 13-3 record.
|DeMarcus Ware |
The Cowboys pass-rushing specialist will lead the league with 20.5 sacks.
|Adrian Peterson |
The former Oklahoma star will rush for 1,300 yards as a part-time player for the Minnesota Vikings.
|Paul Posluszny |
The fiery linebacker has a shot at being among the leaders in tackles this year.
|Mike Nolan |
Nolan brings back the storied tradition of the 49ers">49ers by leading them to their first NFC West division title since 2002.
|Drew Brees He edges Peyton Manning and Matt Hasselbeck by throwing for 4,600 yards and 33 touchdowns and lifting New Orleans to the best record in the NFC.||Demarcus Ware |
Wade Phillips unleashes Ware, and he becomes a near Merriman-type force -- with more quickness and 19 sacks.
| Adrian Peterson |
The Vikes' Peterson edges Buffalo's Marshawn Lynch in rushing yards (1,624 to 1,533) and in votes.
| Adam Carriker|
It's really hard for an interior lineman to win this. But when the Rams finish fourth against the run, Carriker will be the reason.
| Rod Marinelli |
Even if the Lions don't reach the playoffs, progressing from laughingstock to contender makes Marinelli this year's coaching magician.
|Drew Brees |
Proving 2006 was no fluke and establishing himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the last quarter-century, Brees will turn the table on former teammate Tomlinson.
|Shawne Merriman |
One year after he was busted for steroids and trashed by Jason Taylor, Merriman will take his rightful place as the most dominant defender in the league.
|Anthony Gonzalez |
The second-round pick from Ohio State becomes Peyton Manning's new security blanket, catching an average of six passes a game after mid-October.
|Amobi Okoye |
The former Louisville DT might not become a starter until Week 7, but he'll help the Texans defense mature into a solid force.
|Norv Turner |
There was almost nowhere for the Chargers to go, but down, after the end of the Schottenheimer era. But Turner applies a light touch to a team that didn't need a lot of handling.
|Peyton Manning |
Watch Indy's new weapon, Anthony Gonzalez, who will catch 70 passes in the Brandon Stokley role.
| Pat Williams|
The Vikes DT has been the league's most dominant defensive lineman the last two years.
| Adrian Peterson |
Peterson has shown even more of a burst than he had in college so far in the NFL.
| LaRon Landry|
A cover man with good range to go with Sean Taylor's big hitting.
| Sean Payton |
If he can talk the defensive coaches into being more aggressive, the Saints will be tough.